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Dr. James M. Dorsey, a non-resident Senior Associate at the BESA Center, is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and co-director of the University of Würzburg’s Institute for Fan Culture.

ARTICLES BY: James M. Dorsey

July 16, 2019 5:33 am

The Public Decency Law Puts Saudi Reforms in Perspective

In an indication that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is walking a fine line, Saudi media are reporting that the government is still...

July 10, 2019 6:58 am

Russia Joins Gulf States to Help Sudan’s Military Crush Protestors

Documents leaked to The Guardian and MHK Media, a Russian-language news website, by the London-based Dossier Centre, an investigative group funded by exiled Russian businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky, have...

July 2, 2019 6:07 am

Soccer Emerges as the Potential Icebreaker of the Gulf Crisis

It was on the soccer pitch that 2022 World Cup host Qatar definitively shrugged off the UAE-Saudi-led economic and diplomatic boycott of the Gulf state,...

June 30, 2019 11:51 am

Arab, Russian, and Pakistani Protesters Learn the Lessons of 2011

The recent crackdown in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, in which some 100 people were reportedly killed and hundreds wounded, bears all the hallmarks of the...

June 11, 2019 8:10 am

How Real Is Saudi Religious Moderation?

Muhammad bin Abdul-Karim Al-Issa is the public face of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)’s version of moderate Islam. A 54-year-old former justice minister,...

May 14, 2019 6:40 am

Arab Power Struggles Are Alive, Well, and Thriving

Protesters in Algeria and Sudan are determined to prevent a repeat of Egypt, where a UAE- and Saudi-backed military officer rolled back the achievements of...

May 7, 2019 7:12 am

Battling for the Mideast’s Future: Arab Protests 2.0

Developments across north Africa and the Middle East demonstrate that the drivers of the 2011 popular revolts that swept the region and forced the leaders...

April 25, 2019 11:42 am

Will Internal Differences Disrupt the Russia-China Alliance Against America?

Addressing last year’s Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, then-US Secretary of Defense James Mattis dismissed fears first voiced in 1997 by Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter’s National...

April 19, 2019 10:56 am

Protests Could Prompt New Democratic Revolutions in the Gulf

The past eight years have not been particularly kind to the Gulf counter-revolution. Its one success, Egypt, has produced some of the harshest repression in the...

April 15, 2019 4:25 am

Was Trump’s Designation of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps a Mistake?

The US designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, and the Iranian response, has potentially put US military personnel in...

April 1, 2019 6:49 am

Turkey Plants Its Flag in Christchurch

While showing footage of the March 15 shooting rampage in Christchurch, New Zealand at a rally in advance of March 31 local elections, Turkish president...

March 25, 2019 9:17 am

Is Trump’s Approach to Iran and North Korea the Best Approach?

President Donald Trump’s currently failing “maximum pressure” approach to Iran, as well as North Korea, begs the question what his true objectives are and what...

March 20, 2019 7:19 am

Why Are Egypt’s Sisi and Other Brutal Dictators Afraid of Soccer Fans?

Ali Issa Ahmad, a British soccer fan, lingered in jail in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) earlier this year for wearing a Qatari soccer jersey during...

March 19, 2019 7:45 am

Does Saudi Arabia Really Want Regime Change in Iran?

Officially, both Saudi Arabia and the US, which withdrew last year from the 2015 international accord that curbs the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program and imposed...


New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses - A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the...

In an Era of BDS, Kids Connect to Israel at Summer Camp - Aviva Weinstein fell in love with Israel thousands of miles from the Jewish homeland -- at Camp Ramah...

An Incredible Auschwitz Exhibit and Experience Comes to New York - A new exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is filled...


Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Complains About Current US Lunar Ability

When President Donald Trump asked Buzz Aldrin, the second man to ever walk on the moon, what he thought about the United States' current ability to operate in space 50...


More Than 6,000 Palestinians Riot on Israel-Gaza Border, as Hamas-Orchestra...

More than 6,000 Palestinians rioted on the Israel-Gaza Strip border on Friday, throwing rocks, firebombs and explosive devices at IDF...

Middle East

UK Calls Seizure of Ship a ‘Hostile Act’; Iran Releases Video o...

Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" on Saturday, rejecting...

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